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Random artworks by Lucy Autrey Wilson

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Pen&ink Watercolors plus Mixed Media Collage on Paper

Top to Bottom:
1.  Pen&ink & watercolor 7x10 - my hand holding a photo of the Taj Mahal with a view out the window in Queen Anne, Seattle of Puget Sound
2.  Two portraits of grandsons Cole and Wilson Taylor (which look nothing like them but they were kind enough to pose)
3.  Bottle of Amber's favorite hot sauce, also sharing the view of Puget Sound out the window
4.  Something new!  Mixed Media collage with cut up photographs and various papers glued onto high quality 100% cotton rag paper then inked.  Vase of Flamingo Flowers is 11.5" wide x 15" high
5.  The first of this new formula collage:  Woman with a Bird on Her Head is 11" w x 15" h
6.  Bottom two paintings by nearly 8 year old twin grandsons:  Cole's is a still life of two beer can openers found on a treasure hung; bottom is by Wilson of his legs and feet resting on the balcony.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Man Versus Nature

Working on a new series of Photo Collage.  Here is the first.

My intent is to illustrate the reality that mankind does not live in a vacuum.  The natural world is beautiful.  It is up to us to try to keep it that way.  Why we exist is unknown; it is not clear where we come from nor where we go when we die.  What is known is the impact our lives have on the physical world we inhabit during our lifetime.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Celebrating World Sea Turtle Day

Lucky to have just gone swimming with a sea turtle in the Galapagos this past April on a great tour through Wilderness Travel http://www.wildernesstravel.com/.  Bonus shot (bottom) is a photo composite of two fish I shot underwater, snorkeling off of Santa Fe Island, with a sea turtle I drew in 2011.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Homage to E.A. Autrey's People Photography

Remembering the late, great E.A. Autrey (my father).  While updating my list of photographers I like on Pinterest - some examples here: https://www.pinterest.com/lucyawilson/people-photography/,  I realized some of the old pictures my father took of his children fit in quite well.  Here is the quintessential sullen teenager in 1965 - capturing the true essence of that episode of youth I don't miss at all.  I doctored up the picture somewhat, especially above where I added some original art to the background.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Albion Art

Four disparate new 7x10 pen & ink and watercolor paintings done in Albion, CA.  I was inspired to name the two "flowers in vases" paintings after socializing with friends.  The Snow Leopard painting was an attempt to incorporate text with a picture of a vanishing snow leopard, which had been featured on the cover of a magazine found in the house.  I did wonder who had worn the kid's antique cowboy boots when they were new, years ago.

Top to Bottom
1.  Three Old Friends (rose hips in vases)
2.  Dinner Party (flowers in vase)
3.  Snow Leopard FOCUS
4.  Kid's Cowboy Boots